Monique A Honaman

Posts by Monique A Honaman

Author Monique A. Honaman wrote "The High Road Has Less Traffic: honest advice on the path through love and divorce" in response to a need for a book that provided honest, real, and raw advice about how to survive and thrive through one of life's toughest journeys. The second book in the series, “The High Road Has Less Traffic ...
and a better view” (2013) is all about providing perspectives. She is not a divorce attorney, nor a clinical psychologist, or a marriage therapist ... just a regular person like you — having experienced the complexities of love, marriage, divorce, parenting, dating, remarriage, and everything in between. Her goal is to share perspectives from life along the way that are inspiring, motivating, and thought-provoking ... and, of course, at times witty, sarcastic, and challenging.

get rid of baggage
August 12, 2015

The Joy of Purging

“If you want to improve your life immediately, go clean out a closet.  Often it’s what we hold onto that holds us back.” Purging! I’m not referring to an eating disorder. I’m referring to the amazing experience of getting rid of “clutter” in our lives. My family and I recently moved. It wasn’t a huge […]

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marital advice
May 28, 2015

Rule #7: Be on the Same Team

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” ~ Babe Ruth Those of you have been following this series know that it began when I read an […]

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rules of marriage
May 18, 2015

Rule #6: Know That You Won’t Always Be Happy

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ~ Helen Keller I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end […]

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illusion of perfection
May 13, 2015

Rule #5: Don’t Expect Perfection

“Life is better when you stop criticizing the faults, instead look for the beauty in the flaws.” I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married person wouldn’t continue to […]

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communication and couples
April 30, 2015

Rule #4: Be a Good Conversation Partner

“Communication is the fuel that keeps the fire of your relationship burning; without it, your relationship goes cold.”  – William Paisley I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married […]

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have more sex
April 28, 2015

Rule #3: Enjoy More Intimacy

“Kids. They’re not easy. But there has to be some penalty for sex” — Bill Maher I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married person wouldn’t continue to read that […]

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lovenotes
April 20, 2015

Rule #2: Bring Back the Little Things

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” — Arthur Conan Doyle I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married person […]

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relationship tips
April 13, 2015

Rule #1: Realize You Can Lose Your Partner

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ” ~ Simone Signoret I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their […]

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when to introduce kids
March 23, 2015

Introducing the Kids…

“The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror.” — Brene Brown I had a great conversation with a friend last week. I’m not sure we ever landed on an answer, but it was a worthwhile discussion that I want to share here. I would love to get your […]

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are you dateable
March 13, 2015

Are You Dateable?

“Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for?”  – Andy Stanley If you are dating right now (or want to be dating someone), keep reading. If you want some big dating ideas to ponder, keep reading. If you love to laugh, keep reading, then click on the link at the […]

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